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contributed to many publications including Rolling Stone, Interview,
Elle, LA Weekly, Buzz, WEST, the Los Angeles Times Sunday
Magazine, Chicana Art, BOMB, Tu Ciudad and the upcoming issue of
Propagandist. She has performed her work throughout California
and many cities in the United States, and most recently at the Tate
Modern in London. Norte has also co-authored the play,
Butterfly, Jaquar Girl, Pinanta Woman and Other Super Hero Girls Like Me,
and performed it at 350 Middle and High Schools in Los Angeles the last
Marisela Norte has been
honored at the Kennedy Center in DC and nominated for an Ovation award.
Her work can also be found in a number of anthologies, among them
Microphone Fiends, Bordered Sexualities: Bodies on the Verge of a
Nation, The Geography of Home: California's Poetry of Place, Rara Avis,
and Chicana Art-The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities
by Laura Perez.
Boyle Heights Beat
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Howard Fine is recognized as one of the
premiere acting teachers and most sought-after coaches in the
entertainment industry. His career as a renowned acting educator and
specialist is rooted in New York, primarily at the American Music
and Dramatic Academy, where he also headed the Acting Department.
His passion for coaching the best and brightest professional actors
and actresses led in 1985 to his relocating to Hollywood, where his
prominent reputation emerged.
His talent roster includes and has included:
, Lindsey Lohan, Jennifer Connelly
, Chris Pine,
, Justin Timberlake, Rick Fox
, Michelle Williams,
Gerard Butler, Michael Chiklis
, Salma Hayek, Dwayne “The Rock”
, Bradley Cooper, Carla Gugino
, Morris Chestnut,
, Adrian Pasdar, Josh Groban
, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin,
, Elizabeth Berkeley, Val Kilmer
, Sela Ward, Billy Campbell
Bon Jovi, Kim Delaney
, Brooke Shields, Darryl Hannah
Williams, Alison Eliot
, Rosanna Arquette, Lee Tergesen
Priestly, Garry Shandling,
Geri Halliwell, David Eliot
Locklear, Michelle Kwan
, James Belushi, Scott Wolf
, Lori Loughlin,
, Pam Dawber, Maura Tierney
, Heather Tom,
Danny Nucci, Tisha Campbell Martin
, David Faustino, Estella Warren
, Tori Spelling,
, Deborah Gibson, E.G. Daily
and many others.
Howard Fine's Web Site
"His great skill is the joy he takes in
watching you discover, with the tools he provides, the essence of a
character. He loves actors, he loves the process, and he is all
about the work."
-- Chris Pine, Actor (Star Trek, Unstoppable)
11:15 a.m. Wray Theater
author and inspirational speaker, Darnella Ford, travels the country
inspiring people from all walks of life. From the inner city to the
corporate boardroom, Darnella brings a "unique" insight and
contagious passion through her healing and life sustaining messages
and programs. Through key partnerships with various non-profit
organizations, Darnella has made a powerful impact in the world of
the homeless, youth in foster care, mental health care facilities
and those in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. She is also
an advocate for youth and extends herself to junior high schools,
high schools and colleges/universities throughout the country. In
addition, she has expanded her outreach to include "An Inspired
Life," a special program dedicated to the healing of office
environments in Corporate America.
Journey to Worthy
1:00 p.m. Wray Theater
Adam Sadowsky is
-- a collective of talented people that bring aesthetics and engineering
together to create really nifty interactive art.
Syyn Labs is responsible for a potpourri of interesting gizmos, from
augmented reality namebadges to sound-reactive fire sculpture, but are
best known for the huge Rube Goldberg machine created for
"This Too Shall Pass"
that instantly went viral via YouTube.
"The League of Extraordinary Nerds!"--Fast
In addition to engineering interactive art,
Sadowsky serves as Chief
Operating Officer for the popular
where people across disciplines come together every month to share
ideas. He is also the co-founder and vice president of the
providing support to people with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis,
having been diagnosed with the latter in 1984. Sadowsky has also worked
in software, product design, video games, genetics research, online
auctions and even
had quite a successful acting stint, sharing the TV screen with both
Jason Bateman and Matthew Perry. A software engineer by
education, he appreciates great design – especially functional design.
He’s pondered having a bluetooth headset implanted in his skull.